Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving CBRE

150 North Riverside

150 North Riverside, Chicago

Utilizing a unique core-supported structure with a very small footprint at grade, the design resolves considerable site challenges and provides a 54-story Class A office tower.

1918 8th Avenue

1918 8th Avenue, Seattle

This 36-story office tower with a 9-story wing features optimized floor plates, which allow tenants to optimize space.

222 Main

222 Main, Salt Lake City

222 Main is Utah’s first LEED Gold-certified high-rise; the structure features a 20-foot glass veil that is illuminated with different colors at various times of the year.

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe, London

Rarely does a single building have such a profound impact on the history of the high-rise as 30 St Mary Axe – The Gherkin.

300 George St

300 George St, Brisbane

300 George Street is part of the mixed-use Brisbane Quarter redevelopment along the Brisbane River.

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, Chicago

The design concept defined an initial building to serve a company’s immediate needs and planned for vertical expansion in the future.

Columbia Center

Columbia Center , Seattle

The 76-story Columbia Center features a famous public observatory and, at the time of its completion in 1984, was the tallest building on the West Coast.

No. 1 The Plaza St. Andrews

No. 1 The Plaza St. Andrews, London

No. 1 The Plaza St. Andrews is part of a 6-building residential block, centered around a health facility, communal space, and courtyard.

Qingdao Agora

Qingdao Agora, Qingdao

As a mixed-use development, Qingdao Agora's design is organized around the daily social and economic needs of its inhabitants.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

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CBRE at CTBUH

TAIPEI 101 Hosts

TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"

28 Jun 2018, Event Report – TAIPEI 101 hosted the CTBUH Executive Director for a presentation investigating the…

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the…

Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities

10-20 Jan 2016, Event Report – Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with…

CBRE at CTBUH

TAIPEI 101 Hosts "Global Tall: Trends, Drivers and Challenges"
28 Jun 2018, Taipei – Event Report
TAIPEI 101 hosted the CTBUH Executive Director for a presentation investigating the challenges of skyscrapers' contribution to the creation of sustainable vertical cities.
CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Gold Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
CTBUH 2013 London Conference Gold Sponsor
11-13 Jun 2013, London – Conference Sponsor
In the midst of two decades of unprecedented tall building development globally, Europe has increasingly embraced the skyscraper, even in cities seen as “anti-tall.”
Activity at the CTBUH London Conference: Day One
11 Jun 2013, London – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference including the Opening Plenary and Conference Dinner.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Shanghai Congress News Day Congress: Day One
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Activity Report
See the highlights from the first day of the CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Congress including the Opening Plenary and VIP Reception.

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James Bilger

James Bilger

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2015 – 2018
Los Angeles, United States

Sam Cuccurullo

Sam Cuccurullo

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2014
Hong Kong, China

Richard Barkham

Richard Barkham

CTBUH Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

CTBUH Leaders at CBRE

James Bilger

James Bilger

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2015 – 2018
Los Angeles, United States

Sam Cuccurullo

Sam Cuccurullo

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2014
Hong Kong, China

Richard Barkham

Richard Barkham

CTBUH Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Dennis Schoenmaker

Dennis Schoenmaker

CTBUH Journal, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Jeremy Benkin

Jeremy Benkin

CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, 2018 – Present

Titus Kwong

Titus Kwong

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Hong Kong, China

Tony Long

Tony Long

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2012

Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2013

Andy To

Andy To

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2016
Hong Kong, China

Paul Allegretti

Paul Allegretti

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2015
New York City, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving CBRE

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CTBUH Video Interview – Andrew Nicholson

18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Andrew Nicholson, CBRE

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup

Interview: Sam Cuccurullo

18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews
Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE

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Reaching for the Sky: The Determinants of Tall Office Development in Global Gateway Cities

1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Richard Barkham & Dennis Schoenmaker, CBRE Global Research; Michiel Daams, University of Groningen

The Emergence of Asian Supertalls

Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV
Jonathan Hsu & Cynthia Chan, CBRE Asia-Pacific Headquarters

Vertical Community: Achieving a Harmonious Mix

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Sam Cuccurullo, Tony Long, Andy To & Titus Kwong, CBRE

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Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Andrew Nicholson
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE
Andrew Nicholson of CBRE is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Andrew discusses the building management of the Shanghai Tower.
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup
Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup present in the 2016 China Conference…
Interview: Sam Cuccurullo
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE
Sam Cuccurullo of CBRE is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 05 - Q & A
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 05 Questions & Answers session with speakers Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE; Susanna See, WSP; and Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land.
Vertical Community: Achieving a Harmonious Mix
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Sam Cuccurullo, CBRE
This presentation explores the definitions of mixed-used supertall and community and probes into the prerequisites of harmony community within supertall. By reviewing China’s top 12 completed supertalls, it was discovered that number of uses within…
Should foreign investors purchasing and minimally occupying high-rise apartments be restricted?
Mar 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate Development Company; Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; Peter Wynne Rees, City of London
Industry leaders answering this question include: Talal Al Maiman, Kingdom Real Estate Development Company; Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival; and Peter Wynne Rees, City of London.
Should "affordable" housing be mixed with high-income housing within the same building?
Oct 2013 – Monthly Video Series; Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Harry Handelsman, Manhattan Loft Corporation; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Industry leaders answering this question include: Nigel Biggs, CBRE; Harry Handelsman, Manhattan Loft Corporation; Christoph Ingenhoven, ingenhoven architects; Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects; and Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting demand globally? Drawing on a wide global experience of leasing and managing tall…
Marketing and Leasing Tall Buildings – Maximizing Investment Values
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Nigel Smith, Executive Director, CBRE HK Limited
The marketing and leasing world of the tall building industry is constantly changing. This presentation takes a close look at the current changes affecting the office sector and a new trend moving away from the wow of the iconic tower to the now of…
Track 9: Economics & Marketing Q & A
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Track 9 Panel consisting of: Steve Watts, AECOM; Judit Kimpian, Aedas; Nigel Smith, CBRE HK; & William Murray, Wordsearch took questions from delegates.

Papers/Research

Reaching for the Sky: The Determinants of Tall Office Development in Global Gateway Cities
1 Feb 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Richard Barkham & Dennis Schoenmaker, CBRE Global Research; Michiel Daams, University of Groningen
There are numerous hypotheses about the social and economic processes that lead to the development of skyscrapers, but empirical evidence is scarce. In this article, the authors take an initial look at the determinants of office skyscraper…
The Emergence of Asian Supertalls
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Jonathan Hsu & Cynthia Chan, CBRE Asia-Pacific Headquarters
Within Asia, a high density of tall buildings is viewed as being synonymous with being a successful financial hub. It is widely believed that constructing supertall office buildings can enhance the competitiveness of a city’s business environment.…
Vertical Community: Achieving a Harmonious Mix
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sam Cuccurullo, Tony Long, Andy To & Titus Kwong, CBRE
This paper explores the definitions of mixed-used supertall and community and probes into the prerequisites of harmony community within supertall. By reviewing China’s top 12 completed supertalls, it was discovered that number of uses within…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Marketing and Leasing Tall Buildings – Maximizing Investment Values
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Nigel Smith, CBRE HK Limited
This paper looks at the changes affecting the office sector and new trends moving away from the “wow” of the iconic tower to the “now” of the next generation. These trend have resulted from several key drivers facing occupiers in today’s fast-paced…
The Economics of Sustainable Tall Buildings
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Alastair Collins, Steve Watts & Mark McAlister, Davis Langdon
In this paper drivers, opportunities and barriers to sustainable tall building development are described.

CBRE Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 46 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 12 Completed2 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 24 Years
Most Common Function office, 36 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 22 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving CBRE

1   Shanghai Tower 2015 632 m Shanghai
2   Goldin Finance 117 2020 597 m Tianjin
3   Shanghai World Financial Center 2008 492 m Shanghai
4   Zifeng Tower 2010 450 m Nanjing
5   Willis Tower 1974 442 m Chicago
6   One Vanderbilt 2021 427 m New York City
7   Two International Finance Centre 2003 412 m Hong Kong
8   Nanning Logan Century 1 2018 381 m Nanning
9   Hanking Center Tower 2018 359 m Shenzhen
10   Wuxi International Finance Square 2014 339 m Wuxi
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.

The building list and facts show buildings involving CBRE, CBRE CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd, CBRE Capital Markets, CBRE Global Investors